Here for Rising Sunday is Tomica’s mainline Nissan Leaf.

The Nissan Leaf is currently the world’s best selling pure-electric car (200,000+ units), having been sold since 2010 (2011 model year), and being a mainstream electric car around the price point of the average new car transaction value (which is, interestingly, $27,563 for Canada, and $33,560 for the U.S., both as of May 2015).

The Leaf uses an electric motor with the equivalent of about 110hp which is fed by a lithium-ion battery pack of 24 kilowatt-hours (2011-2015, 2016 base trim) or 30 kilowatt-hours (2016 upper trims) mounted below the seats. This provides a range of between 90-200 km depending on conditions and charge (i.e. full or not), as EVs are more susceptible to weather conditions than internal-combustion vehicles.

With each year or two, Nissan has introduced updates to increase efficiency, lower charging time, lower weight, and improve range.

Here’s my Toy Car, Here’s my Real Car

The charger plugs into the nose of the 1:1 car. The headlights depicted here project upwards a bit more than they do on the real car.

This Tomica only features working suspension and has full glass.

I’m not quite sure why it has a painted rear window, which is usually used for models with opening rear hatches.

Like my other Tomicas purchased new, I bought it in Hong Kong about 5 years ago when I last visited, so it has the original packaging. Apparently, a red version was also offered at some point, probably as the initial release special colour, but blue is the main release color.

The scale is slightly small at a claimed 1:68.

Thanks for viewing!